Over the past year, Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health have been consulting on new contract options to address a number of key points of interest raised by doctors. These include the desire of some established and new-to-practice family doctors to move away from the Fee-for-Service (FFS) model, towards an alternative compensation model; and the need for doctors whose FFS practices have been significantly destabilized due to conditions resulting from COVID-19.
The consultations have now concluded, and the Ministry is now offering BC doctors a number of new contract options for interested physicians to consider to help provide them with greater freedom of choice in the way they practice.
The contract options are:
In addition to the above, the Ministry will continue to offer group contracts to anesthesiologists and ER doctors.
These new contracts are part of a suite of available compensation options that may be attractive to doctors, depending on their personal circumstances, and are the result of a positive, engaged, and collaborative negotiations process. Doctors of BC emphasized our commitment to our members throughout the consultation.
Doctors can find more information in a number of ways